Diagnosis is the first step to identifying a health condition and determining the treatment course for quick recovery. Spring Creek Medical offers a complete array of in-house diagnostic imaging services. We use advanced instruments and noninvasive techniques to take images of internal organs. Through these images, our expert medical professionals diagnose various health conditions, whether it is an illness or injury.
Some patients may require additional diagnostic imaging to identify the cause of their health condition. Our doctors use the images to confirm the diagnosis and establish the best treatment plan for patients. Spring Creek Medical’s comprehensive diagnostic imaging unit focuses on providing accurate diagnoses to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Our Diagnostic Imaging Services
Spring Creek Medical offers diagnostic imaging services including ultrasound scans and radiographs.
Ultrasound or sonography is a diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of internal body structures. These images provide valuable information to diagnose and treat various health issues. Spring Creek Medical uses ultrasound imaging for diagnosis as it is completely painless and extremely safe.
Ultrasound technology is used to detect and monitor pregnancy in women. It can be used to observe changes in internal organs and blood vessels. We use ultrasound scans to diagnose:
- Heart and vein problems
- Gynecological problems like uterine fibroids
- Tumors and cysts
- Thyroid conditions
What to Expect
An ultrasound scan doesn’t require needles or injections. It is an external and completely pain-free process. Our ultrasound technician will apply gel around the area being scanned. This gel decreases the amount of air between the patient and the ultrasound probe or transducer. Air can reflect sound waves and affect the quality of the ultrasound image.
After applying the gel, the technician will place the transducer on the skin. The transducer creates ultrasound waves, which travel through the soft tissue and echo or bounce back when they hit hard tissue. This echo reflects onto a computer and appears as a gray image. Hard tissue appears light gray, whereas soft tissue appears darker.
Our doctors use this image to diagnose the problem and identify the best possible treatment.
Radiographs or X-Rays
A radiograph or x-ray uses high-frequency radio waves or electromagnetic radiation to create images of internal body parts. These waves pass through the body’s soft tissue but get reflected when they hit hard tissues like bones or tumors. Against a dark background of soft tissues, hard tissues appear white on an x-ray image.
We commonly use x-rays to diagnose bone and joint problems like fractures. We also use x-rays to detect tumors in soft tissues.
What to Expect
Taking an x-ray is quick and painless. The patient will be asked to remove their clothing and jewelry to prevent obstruction. They may have to stand, sit, or lie down to get the x-ray, depending on the body part being scanned. We also provide a lead apron to cover parts that are not being imaged.
If a patient’s bone is fractured, the radio waves pass through the broken bone. It appears as a dark line against the white bone on the x-ray image.
Book an Appointment
Diagnostic imaging can help patients identify and treat their health problems early and avoid complications. Book an appointment with Spring Creek Medical for early diagnosis and treatment.